Massive fundraiser honors injured officer

10:27 AM, Jun 4, 2007   |    comments
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They booked the Metrodome, one of the biggest venues in the state, because nothing less would do for Officer David Holm. "He's a fighter and he's a survivor," Minneapolis Police Officer Ron Reier said. Holm survived a fiery car crash last New Year's Eve and tried to save his wife but couldn't. For the past five months, he's been fighting the burns that cover more than half of his body. "They didn't expect me to live," Holm told Kare 11 last month. "Dave is surviving this, but he's got many surgeries to go and much much more hospitalization and rehab to go so his medical bills are outstanding," Reier said. Holm also has a son, daughter and stepson. "He said that during this fiery crash, the one thing that kept him going is thinking of his kids," Reier said. Holm has served on the Minneapolis Police force for 20 years. Six years ago, he pulled a fellow officer, who'd been shot in the arm, to safety. Now the public has a chance to say thanks. "You've got something bad that happens, but hopefully something good will come out of it. And we're just excited about Tuesday night," Reier said. The benefit will be held at the Metrodome from 5 to 10 pm Tuesday. Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door.

By Julianna Olsen, KARE 11 News

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